Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor Technology

With new laptop PCs based on Intel® Centrino® 2 processor technology for the home, or Intel® Centrino® 2 with vPro™ technology for business, you'll experience a new breakthrough in mobile performance, enabled longer battery life, the future of wireless now with 802.11n standard, and more, right at your fingertips.‡ Delivering performance gains of up to 50%¹ enabled by a minimum 3MB Smart Cache and 1066MHz Front Side Bus, these laptops are equipped to handle everything from robust business to masterful multimedia and everything in between. And with Intel Centrino 2 processor technology, you'll make quick work of the toughest computing tasks like HD video encoding—up to 90% faster², so you can accomplish more without the wait.

Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor

Intel® Core™2 Duo processor

Investing in new PCs with Intel® Core™2 processor family can mean big savings for your business. Delivering faster performance, greater energy efficiency, and more responsive multitasking, desktop PCs with Intel® Core™2 processor family can help your whole company be more productive.

By combining breakthrough processing speeds with advanced power saving features, desktop PCs with Intel® Core™2 processor family let you get more done in less time than ever before reducing energy costs by an average of 50 percent.¹ Processors built with Intel's unique 45nm technology offer excellent performance as well as unique energy-saving features that help PCs meet ENERGY STAR² requirements. That means reduced power consumption for desktop PCs and lower energy costs for your company.

Intel® Core™2 Quad Processors

Introducing the Intel® Core™2 Quad processor for desktop PCs, designed to handle massive compute and visualization workloads enabled by powerful multi-core technology. Providing all the bandwidth you need for next-generation highly-threaded applications, the latest four-core Intel Core 2 Quad processors are built on 45nm Intel® Core™ microarchitecture enabling faster, cooler, and quieter desktop PC and workstation experiences.

Plus, with optional Intel® vPro™ technology, you have the ability to remotely isolate, diagnose, and repair infected desktop and mobile workstations wirelessly and outside of the firewall, even if the PC is off, or the OS is unresponsive.

Intel® Core™2 processor with Viiv™ technology Key components

The cutting edge is now. Every PC with an Intel Core 2 processor with Viiv technology is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel Core 2 Quad processor to give you the performance to run demanding applications and manage your HD entertainment. To see the list of all processors available for the Intel Core 2 processor with Viiv technology,

Cs built from the ground up for sensational high-definition experiences. The Intel Core 2 processor with Viiv technology includes the latest Intel chipsets with most everything you need to build a multimedia PC for HD content. Experience stunning sound from movies and music with up to 7.1 surround sound capabilities enabled by Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio). Get full 1080P video playback for movie clips, media streams, and the latest generation of HD video cameras with optional Intel® Clear Video Technology. And explore the Internet with 1GB-capable broadband Ethernet to quickly access high-definition content. The possibilities are endless.

Operating system

Microsoft Vista Home Premium* makes it easy to control and enjoy your digital media.

Intel® Core™2 Processor with Viiv™ Technology

When you want a sensational high-definition (HD) experience, look no further than PCs with Intel® Core™2 processor with Viiv™ technology. Built on the latest hafnium-infused 45nm dual- and quad-core processors, these systems give you performance for HD audio and video and your most demanding applications.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Silicon Technology from Intel

Intel is committed to continue introducing new and innovative process technologies according to Moore's Law, delivering great leaps in performance, new levels of energy efficiency, and lower cost per function to the end user
32nm logic technology
Discover how Intel has demonstrated the world's first 32nm logic process with functional SRAM, packing more than 1.9 billion second generation high-k metal gate transistors.
45nm logic technology
See how Intel has used dramatically new materials to develop its next-generation hafnium-based 45nm high-k metal gate silicon technology.
65nm logic technology
Discover advanced dual- and quad-core capabilities with 65nm silicon technology.

Silicon history

Follow the silicon revolution from the invention of the transistor in 1947 to today's mega performing multi-core processors.

* 60 Years Of the Transistor: 1947-2007 (PDF 216 KB)

Silicon research

Intel’s silicon R&D pipeline
Explore how Intel's silicon R&D pipeline includes 3-D transistors, III-V materials, carbon nanotubes, and semiconductor nanowires for future high-speed and low-power, transistors and interconnects.

Architecture & Silicon Technology

In the age of Moore's Law, Intel has delivered architecture and silicon technology with amazing transistor counts—as many as two billion and growing. With steady gains in energy efficient performance, and innovative uses of new materials, our innovations continue to enable industry leading firsts.

Intel® Microarchitecture
As the foundation for Intel's processor-technology, Intel® microarchitecture employs next-generation, 45nm multi-core technology. Optimized to deliver state-of-the-art features that raise the bar on energy-efficient performance, Intel microarchitecture continues to be the catalyst for innovative new designs.


Taking giant leaps forward at the silicon level, Intel is developing small, fast, and energy-efficient technologies to help create the next revolutionary step in mobile, desktop, and data center computing—as well as technologies that power the engine of change for our entire industry.

Revolutionary technologies optimized for business

Notebooks with Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology and desktops with Intel Core 2 processor with vPro technology deliver unique, hardware-assisted technologies that help enable a revolutionary computing experience.

* Discover. With built-in manageability and posture authentication in Microsoft* network access protection (NAP) environments, IT can discover assets even while PCs are powered off.¹
* Diagnose. Reducing downtime by providing management capabilities even when the PC's OS is inoperable, end users can request help with a keystroke from inside or outside the firewall and IT can remotely isolate and recover systems
* Verify. Hardware-based agent presence checking proactively detects that software agents are running while missing agents are automatically detected and alerts are sent to the management console.
* Isolate. Proactively blocking incoming threats, these PCs contain infected clients before they impact the network while alerting IT when critical software agents are removed.
* Update. Help keep software and virus protection up-to-date with enabled third-party software to store version numbers or policy data in non-volatile memory for off-hours retrieval or updates.

Business PCs

Notebooks with Intel® Centrino® 2 with vPro™ technology and desktops with Intel® Core™2 processors with vPro™ technology are optimized to help IT better manage and protect your fleet of business PCs. Safeguarding your business from data loss and disruption, these desktop and notebook PCs deliver proactive and enhanced security and remote manageability even if the PC is off or the OS is inoperable,¹ lowering IT management costs and reducing the need for deskside visits.²

Designed to unleash the benefits of business software, Intel vPro technology helps IT enhance fleet manageability by combining PCs with Intel vPro technology with top software management solutions from providers like Microsoft, Symantec, LANdesk, HP, and more. And with the exceptional energy-efficient performance of the latest hafnium-based 45nm Intel® Core™ microarchitecture, you'll have a robust foundation for Microsoft Windows Vista* along with future 64-bit and next-generation multithreaded software.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Intel® Atom™ Processor Microarchitecture

Newly designed from the ground up, the Intel® Atom™ processor is based on entirely new hafnium-based 45nm microarchitecture. Representing Intel's smallest and lowest power processor yet¹, the Intel® Atom™ processor enables a new generation of powerful and energy-efficient Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and a new category of simple devices for the internet called netbooks and nettops that will be available at affordable prices.

Delivering new design possibilities due to its remarkably small size and performance-per-watt advantages, the Intel Atom processor provides:

* Performance for a great internet experience in a range of sub 1 watt to 4 watt thermal power envelope based on industry leading benchmarks (EEMBC) and web page rendering performance
* Greater energy efficiency for mobile devices enabled by incredibly low average power and idle power, scaling performance from 800MHz to 1.86GHz
* Power-optimized front side bus of up to 533MHz for faster data transfer on demanding mobile applicationsĪ”
* Scalable performance and increased power efficiency with multi-threading support²
* Improved performance on multimedia and gaming applications with support for Streaming SIMD Extensions 3 (SSE3)
* Improved power management with new Deep Power Down (C6) enabled on the Intel® Atom™ processor Z5xx series for MIDs, and extended C4 states enabled on Intel® Atom™ processor N270 for netbooks, in addition to non-grid clock distribution, clock gating, CMOS bus mode, and other power saving architectural features
* Low TDP enabled by improved power management technologies delivering high performance to run the real Internet and a broad range of software applications³

ISSCC Disclosures

Read Intel's Technical Disclosures from the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in February 2008.

Intel® Atom™ Processor

Intel® Atom™ Processor
Intel's smallest chip. Built with the world's smallest transistors¹.

"This is our smallest processor built with the world's smallest transistors. The Intel® Atom™ processor is based on an entirely new design, built for low power and designed specifically for a new wave of Mobile Internet Devices and simple, low-cost PC's. This small wonder is a fundamental new shift in design, small yet powerful enough to enable a big Internet experience on these new devices. We believe it will unleash new innovation across the industry."

– Intel Executive Vice President Sean Maloney

As Intel's smallest and lowest power processor², the Intel® Atom™ processor enables the latest Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), and another new category of devices for the internet called netbooks and nettops.

Intel® Atom™ processorNewly designed from the ground up, 45nm Intel® Atom™ processors pack an astounding 47 million transistors on a single chip measuring less than 26mm², making them Intel's smallest and lowest power processors.¹ All this while delivering the power and performance you need for full Internet capabilities.+

* Get a new range of power-efficient devices with excellent performance enabled by all new hafnium-infused 45nm high-k silicon technology
* Increase energy efficiency in smaller more compact designs with a thermal design power specification ranging from less than 1W to 2.5 watts for mobile devices
* Extend battery life in select devices with an incredibly low idle and average power allowing the device to stay powered on while also conserving energy

Based on an entirely new microarchitecture, the Intel® Atom™ processor was developed specifically for targeted performance and low power while maintaining full Intel® Core™ microarchitecture instruction set compatibility. Intel® Atom™ processors also feature multiple threads for better performance and increased system responsiveness.

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900

The new Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900 provides incredible visual quality, versatile display options, and 3D performance-all without the additional cost, noise and power that discrete graphics cards can require.

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950

ntel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950

The new Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (Intel® GMA 950) graphics core is an intelligent and responsive graphics engine built into the chipset that is on the motherboard. This integration provides incredible visual quality, faster graphics performance and flexible display options without the need for a separate graphics card

Intel® 82865G Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)

Multi-Display Capabilities of the Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller

Multi-monitor is supported on most Intel® 82865G graphics controller-based systems using PCI video cards to support additional monitors. With the latest Intel® Extreme Graphics Drivers for the Intel 82865G graphics controller, the integrated video can be either the primary or the secondary display adapter. Multi-display is not possible with the onboard display and an AGP add-in card (the AGP card will disable the onboard graphics).

System requirements for multi-monitor:

* Integrated Intel 82865G graphics controller
* PCI video card(s) that support(s) multi-monitor
* Two or more monitors
* Windows* 98SE/Me/2000/XP
* Intel 82865G graphics controller-based motherboard that supports multi-monitor
* The latest Intel Extreme Graphics Drivers for the Intel 82865G graphics controller

To use multi-monitor with the Intel 82865G graphics controller:

1. Install the latest Intel Extreme Graphics Drivers for the Intel 82865G graphics controller, or if an AGP graphics card is installed, make sure the latest drivers for that card are installed

2. Power off the computer and install the PCI video card.

Note: Opening the system case may void the warranty on some systems. Check with the system manufacturer before opening the system case.

3. Attach the second monitor to the PCI video card.

4. Power on the computer and install the drivers for the PCI video card. Check with the video card manufacturer for instructions on installing the drivers for the PCI video card.

5. Restart the computer.

6. Click Start » Settings » Control Panel » Display » Settings tab and click on the picture of monitor, and then click on the Yes button to enable the second monitor

7. Click the Apply button. The secondary monitor should now be enabled